Metadata: Piezometric Surface, Groundwater Geoscience Program

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Level below which soil or rock is saturated with water, in the well and at the time the level has been measured, expressed in m above the sea level. Groundwater levels measured are interpolated / extrapolated to obtain groundwater level on every cell of the hydrogeological unit raster. Surfer and ArcGis are the software usually used to create groundwater level raster. The dataset designates a raster with a groundwater level, for each cell of the hydrogeological unit.
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TitlePiezometric Surface, Groundwater Geoscience Program
Date2016-03-31 (register publication)
Date2014-07-25 (register creation)
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada
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Email nrcan.gsc-geosciencedata-donneesgeoscience-cgc.rncan@canada.ca
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NameAlfonso Rivera
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
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AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
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NameEric Boisvert
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
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AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
City : Québec Québec
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Email eric.boisvert2@canada.ca
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NameFrancois Letourneau
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
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AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
City : Québec Québec
Administrative region : Québec Québec
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Country : Canada Canada
Email francois.letourneau@canada.ca
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This map was created to provide a regional frame of the groundwater level, represented as a raster.

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TitleGovernment of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus
Date2004 (register creation)
Date2013-05-11 (register publication)
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Library and Archives Canada
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TermHydrogeology
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Languageeng; CAN
Languagefra; CAN
Character encodingutf8
Thematic categorygeoscientificInformation
ExtentLocalisation
-144.000000000,41.000000000;-52.000000000,84.000000000
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada
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Email nrcan.gsc-geosciencedata-donneesgeoscience-cgc.rncan@canada.ca
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register distributor
NameEric Boisvert
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
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AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
City : Québec Québec
Administrative region : Québec Québec
Postal code :
Country : Canada Canada
Email eric.boisvert2@canada.ca
Telephonetelephone voice; 1 (418) 6543705
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Introduction
Data from the groundwater mapping projects.
Process step Sources
The datasets were extracted from all projects constituting this series.
Groundwater mapping projects.
The piezometric surfaces were compiled and converted to dataset except MIRTAP data, which were collected on the field. They were then converted into piezometric contours, joining the same piezometric surface with a line. Some groundwater path directions were taken from the literature. The other directions were drawn perpendicular to the piezometric contour with consideration for the hydrogeologic context.
Levings GW, 1982. Potentiometric-surface map of water in the Eagle Sandstone and equivalent units in the Northern Great Plains area of Montana. United States Geological Survey. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 1982.
Meyboom P, 1960. Geology and groundwater resources of the Milk River sandstone in southern Alberta. Research Council of Alberta. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 1960.
MiRTAP, 2014. Geochemical data collected during fieldwork in this study (Milk River Transboundary Aquifer project), as presented in this open file. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 2014.
The piezometric surfaces were compiled and converted to dataset except MIRTAP data, which were collected on the field. They were then converted into piezometric contours, joining the same piezometric surface with a line. Some groundwater path directions were taken from the literature. The other directions were drawn perpendicular to the piezometric contour with consideration for the hydrogeologic context.
Tuck LK, 1993. Reconnaissance of geology and water resources along the north flank of the Sweet Grass Hills, north-central Montana. U.S. Geological Survey.  Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 1993.
Zimmerman E., 1967. Water resources of the Cut Bank area, Glacier and Toole Counties, Montana. Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 1967.
The bedrock and Quadra piezometry maps (.mxd) were exported under png format and georeferenced. The images were georeferenced using the « Georeferencing » toolbar in ArcGis, referencing the georeferencing on the study area shapefile. To bring the images roughly in the right location, a ""fit to display"" was applied. The images were then projected using the tool ""Project"".
Benoit, N. and Paradis, D., 2015. Three dimensional groundwater flow model of the Nanoose-Deep Bay area, Nanaimo Lowland, British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7845, 1 zip file. doi:10.4095/297046


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File identifierd330f080-2613-84f8-254e-620ed5fdf855
Languageeng; CAN
Character encodingregister utf8
Hierarchical classificationregister series
Date2017-04-07
Metadata standardNorth American Profile of ISO 19115:2003 - Geographic information - Metadata
VersionCAN/CGSB-171.100-2009
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Reference System codeEPSG:4326
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Version6.14

Metadata Contact

register pointOfContact
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada
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AddressDelivery point :
City :
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Postal code :
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Email nrcan.gsc-geosciencedata-donneesgeoscience-cgc.rncan@canada.ca
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register author
NameFrancois Letourneau
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
Position
Information
AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
City : Québec Québec
Administrative region : Québec Québec
Postal code :
Country : Canada Canada
Email francois.letourneau@canada.ca
Telephonetelephone voice; 1 (418) 6543826
Online Resource